Jonas/NLN Scholar Alumni

Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN, CNE

Indiana University


K Thomas DreifuerstKristina Thomas Dreifuerst received a BA from Luther College and an MS in nursing from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Dreifuerst conducted a rigorous dissertation study to fulfill the requirements for the PhD at Indiana University in 2010.  Her research investigated how nursing students develop their abilities to reason and make sound clinical judgments and the role debriefing plays in this development. Dr. Dreifuerst is currently an assistant professor at Indiana University in the School of Nursing and was formerly a nursing instructor in the ADN program at the Madison Area Technical College.